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African City: An Interpretation

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

In Africa, as elsewhere, urbanization was above all a spatial process, bringing, as geographer Akin Mabogunje has put it, relatively

agora

agora  

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In ancient Greece, a public open space used for assemblies and markets; the term agoraphobia for extreme or irrational fear of open or public places, leading to panic attacks and reclusive behaviour, ...
Agriculture and Animal Husbandry

Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  

From 1740 to 1850, the organization and efficiency of much of western European agriculture were transformed. Sometimes called an agricultural revolution, this process was prior to or concomitant with ...
bourgeoisie

bourgeoisie  

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The commercial class that emerged during the feudal era and that became the principal protagonist of the transition to capitalism and democratic rule. The bourgeoisie began primarily as merchants but ...
bypass

bypass  

A route or road that passes around a city or other congested area.
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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
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4,820 words

By the end of the eighteenth century, the rapid growth of cities, begun in the seventeenth, had resulted in London

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005

The emergence of cities in ancient Egypt was linked to the development of agriculture and the emergence of the state

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
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5,527 words

The association of the Reformation with cities reflects both the historical conditions of sixteenth-century Europe and the interests of modern

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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19,325 words
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5

[To survey the city as a form of human settlement in the ancient Near East, this entry comprises five

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
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1,025 words

A city, as distinguished from a large village, reflects a more complex social organization. It typically exhibits improved technology, manufacture

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,501 words

(πόλεις), the cornerstone of classical civilization, were centers of population, culture, trade, manufacture, and administration. By the 6th C., the

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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2004

As the indigenous populations of Celtic nations were country people, there were no metropolises founded by Celtic peoples. Most cities

city

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
435 words

A dense zone of human habitation where economic activity is highly differentiated and primarily nonagricultural in character. The earliest cities

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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9,033 words
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2

[This entry includes two subentries, a historical overview and a discussion of Roman urbanism.]

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
304 words

It was not necessarily the size of its population or its area that made the distinction in Palestine between a

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
Cities of the Plain Sodom and Gomorrah; the original reference is to Genesis 13:12. City of God Paradise, perceived as an ideal community in Heaven; the Christian Church. The ... More
conurbation

conurbation  

An extensive urban settlement that is formed when two or more cities, which were originally separate, grow together to form a continuous metropolitan region or megalopolis.
Curia

Curia  

(βουλή), city council. In late antiquity curiae administered Cities and their territories, controlled local expenditure, sent embassies to the emperor, issued honorific decrees, and appointed urban ...
Disputations

Disputations  

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Debates between representatives of the Jewish and Christian religions in the Middle Ages in which Jews were compelled to engage with the aim of persuading them that Christianity not Judaism is the ...
exurb

exurb  

American for dormitory settlement. In many cases, amenity migration and the ‘urbanization of the rural’ it produces can be understood as the first signs of exurban development (McCarthy (2008) PHG ...

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